Cooking

Maker Activities to Make at Home

Maker Activities to Make at Home

Need something entertain your kids when they’re not at summer camp? We found these 8 at-home maker activities to keep hands busy…

Family Cooking: An Interview With Sarah Michelle Gellar

One of our all-time favorite stars is now a mom…

The Picky-Eater/Top-Chef Connection

Chef Scott Davis, aka The Culinary Dude (and a former…

3 Truly Gross Recipes That Kids Love

Disgusting recipes are a win-win: You show kids some valuable…

Dance

Dancing for Kids: Should Your Child Be in Dance Class?

Dancing for Kids: Should Your Child Be in Dance Class?

Do your kids know all the latest moves? Want to train in ballet? Yearn to be in musical theatre? Dance classes may…

Video Roundup: Dance Is for Boys, Too

(Videos) Think "Dance class is for girls?" We beg to…

Clever Crafts to Showcase Old Pointe Shoes

If you were once a ballerina, maybe it’s time to…

Martial Arts

Kids Martial Arts and Karate Classes: A Parent’s Guide

Kids Martial Arts and Karate Classes: A Parent’s Guide

Even if you grew up watching Ninja Turtles, you might wonder, "Are martial arts a good fit for my kids?" Here, ActivityHero answers…

Why Kids Who Hate Sports Will Love Martial Arts

Just because your child doesn't love sports doesn't mean she's…

How Martial Arts Training Breaks the Cycle of Bullying

Most parents expect that teaching children self-defense techniques will help…

Music

Rock Music Lessons: Surprising Ways They Pay Off

Rock Music Lessons: Surprising Ways They Pay Off

Believe it or not, rock music lessons offer some perks you might not find with other instruments. Prepare to be schooled in…

5 WORST Ways to Get Kids to Practice Music

Does a fight break out every time you try to…

How Music Lessons Help Kids Excel in School

Have you ever found yourself yelling for your child to…

Schools

LA County School District Calendars for 2016-2017

LA County School District Calendars for 2016-2017

During the 2016 - 2017 school year, kids at LAUSD will be out of school for more than 6 weeks! Find out…

Contra Costa County School District Calendars 2016-2017

Finding and comparing Contra Costa County school district calendars has been…

San Mateo County School District Calendars 2016-2017

There are lots of changes in the San Mateo County…

San Francisco Unified School District Calendar 2016-2017

Make sure you're prepared for all of the school breaks…

Soccer

Soccer for Pre-K, Kids, and Teens:  A Parents’ Guide

Soccer for Pre-K, Kids, and Teens: A Parents’ Guide

Never played soccer? Here, a former soccer pro, seasoned coach, and current soccer camp owner offers expert insights to help parents new…

7 Sneaky Ways to Stay Warm at Fall Games

Autumn sports, color-guard, cheering, and marching band activities never seem…

What Your Child’s Soccer Coach Wishes You Knew

See if your habits in this and other soccer-related areas…

Looking for a different kind of soccer experience? Check out Kidz Love Soccer!

There’s a good chance Kidz Love Soccer is offering camps…

Special Needs

Volunteer Options That Teens and Tweens <3 (Love)

Volunteer Options That Teens and Tweens <3 (Love)

Many kids need community service hours, and summer is the perfect time to volunteer! Here, 6 ideas to help you find charities…